‘… This little ukulele tells the truth’: indie pop and kitsch authenticity

  title={‘… This little ukulele tells the truth’: indie pop and kitsch authenticity},
  author={Emily I. Dolan},
  journal={Popular Music},
  pages={457 - 469}
Abstract Indie pop, like rock and other independent genres more generally, has had a complicated relationship with mass culture. It both depends upon and simultaneously deconstructs notions of authenticity and truth. Independent genres have invited scholarly analysis and critique that often seek to unmask indie as ‘elite’ or to show the extent to which indie musics are, ironically, defined and shaped by consumer capitalism. Using songwriter Stephin Merritt's music and career as a case study… 
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